You can almost feel Ellen DeGeneres' happiness through the screen.
The talk show host kicked off the new season of her show, dubbing it "Sexy Season 6" -- filled with firsts. It was the first time, she joked, she was doing the show "in a thong," and, of course, her first show as a married lady.
As you probably heard, Ellen tied the knot with gal pal Portia de Rossi last month, so the proud wife flashed her diamond wedding band to her season-opener crowd, who got on their feet and stood for the newlywed. The funny lady also managed to get in a little political humor in her monologue.
"Who knew John McCain and I would have something in common?," she said. "We both chose female running mates."
For a closer look into Ellen and Portia's wedding, make sure you tune in today, when El shares all kinds of behind-the-scenes video footage and pics with the viewers.